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Weight Loss Surgeon, Dr. Jose A Castaneda Cruz, Provides Expert Opinion on the Duodenal Switch

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(PRWEB) December 19, 2012

Weight loss surgery procedure, the duodenal switch, also known as biliopancreatic diversion (BPD) or gastric reduction duodenal switch (GRDS), is a type of combined malabsorptive and restrictive weight loss surgical procedure. This specific surgery technique is usually reserved for super obese patients with a body mass index (BMI) of 50 or higher.

With over six years of surgical experience, Dr. Jose A. Castaneda Cruz finds that this technique is more effective and provides better results for his patients, as opposed to the RNY gastric bypass procedure.

The duodenal switch is a much more extensive procedure than the gastric bypass surgery: Dr. Jose A. Castaneda Cruz removes part of the stomach, and the remaining sleeve-like stomach is attached to the final section of the small intestine; which in turn puts an even greater limit on the body's absorption of calories and nutrients.

As the duodenal switch can be associated with more adverse events, Dr. Jose A. Castaneda Cruz recommends that this procedure should only be performed on carefully selected patients by a dedicated bariatric team along with a close follow-up post- surgery, which is required after such procedures.

The duodenal switch also improves or reverses other obesity-related illnesses: diabetes, sleep apnea and knee arthritis. The surgery is ideal for patients with a BMI of 40 or higher; which translates, roughly, to a man who is at least 100 pounds overweight or a woman who is 80 pounds overweight.

In Puerto Vallarta and Guadalajara, Mexico all kinds of obesity treatments and surgeries can often be found at a quarter of the average cost in the United States or Canada, even factoring in airfare and hotel expenses.

Dr. Jose A. Castaneda Cruz’ hospital location offers the perfect getaway location, while offering comfort and relaxation after post-op procedures. He practices at a state-of-the-art medical facility in Puerto Vallarta – a Pacific beach resort city – and Guadalajara. In Puerto Vallarta, the Premiere by CMQ Hospitals serves patients with the most modern technology available. CMQ premiere hospital in Puerto Vallarta boasts extravagant comfort that has yet to be adopted by any other hospital facility in the region. The hospital brings together 300 of Mexico’s leading specialists, along with world-class technology in offering accurate diagnoses and treatment options.

In prestigious bariatric clinics the qualified and well-trained caretakers are available round the clock to provide post-surgical services to local and international patients. Also, the agonizing long wait times are generally non-existent in top tier hospitals in Puerto Vallarta. More importantly, medical staff in reputable Mexican hospitals can speak English fluently with their foreign clients.

Dr. Jose A. Castaneda Cruz is a Mexican board certified surgeon with 6 years of experience in bariatric surgery. He has done 5,000 bariatric procedures including RNY gastric bypass, duodenal switch, gastrectomy sleeve, metabolic surgery and gastric band.

About Obesity Solutions:
Obesity Solutions by Dr. Jose A. Castaneda Cruz, offers clients an attractive medical vacation stay with a state-of-the-art medical facility and personalized care for patients. Dr. Castaneda is a board certified surgeon with over 6 years of experience and specializes in bariatric procedures such as: RNY gastric bypass, duodenal switch, gastronomy sleeves, metabolic and gastric band surgery. Obesity Solutions is based out of the Puerto de Hierro Medical Center, a privately owned and operated hospital. For more information, please visit:

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